ACE Awards Holds Saturday, 28th April
Bellafricana African Creative Exhibition and Awards (ACE Awards) is set to hold another edition of its annual award ceremony this Saturday, the 28th of April by 9 am at DVenue, Water Corporation Drive, off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
Naija News understands the events would witness 4000 participants from different states in Nigeria and from other parts of Africa ; Captains of Industry, Upwardly Mobile Youths, Marketers, Trade Delegations & Missions, Procurement Oﬃcers, Brand and Business Managers, Art Lovers, Investors, Governmental Representatives as well as policy makers are going to meet at the event which is aimed at celebrating creativity and Innovation.
Creative entrepreneurs and top-level personalities have confirmed their participation at this year’s ACE Awards. Some of these to include: Hon. Commissioner Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, Mrs Ini Abimbola, Mr Lanre Adisa, Prince Adeyemi Adefulu, Mr Tobi Asehinde, Ms Geraldine Oku, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, Ms Sade Bembatoum Young, Mrs Teju Abisoye, Ms Tricia Ikponmwonba, Mr Adedunmade Onibokun, Mrs Olanrewaju Oniyitan, Rez Tha Poet, Atela and many more.
Bellafrican came up with the ACE awards to reward innovation and encourage consumers to shop locally made products of good quality, so as to promote creativity in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
According to the community Manager at Bellafricana, Gbemisola Afolabi said “Small businesses need encouragement every day, not just one day a year. By giving local producers our support and rewarding their creativity, we positively impact our communities and encourage them to produce globally acceptable brands more”
The event is endorsed by the Lagos State Government, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Nigeria-Britain Association, as well as other top brands.
This will be a three phase event in which two (Exhibition and Conference) of the phases will run simultaneously while the third phase (Awards Dinner) will be held as the peak of the event.
The exhibition of the event is open to everyone, there would be lots of vendors to shop from, amazing throwback music, face painting, arts and craft, games, lots of food and drinks, yummy BBQ, grilled fish, cocktails, mocktails, snacks, ice cream and so much more.